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HEALTH
May 18, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I knew that Robert Davi loved horseback riding and motorcycling and had a passion for boxing and kicking back with a cigar. What I didn't know was that the co-star of NBC's "Profiler," an hourlong crime drama on Saturday nights, has a singing voice--opera, no less. During our phone interview, I asked Davi, who's married and has two children, about how he was "discovered." Question: Is it true that you were overheard singing when you were in the eighth grade? Answer: Oh, yeah.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Sharknado. " It's on everyone's lips and Twitter feeds. "Sharknado. " The drive-in-quality TV movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid aired on Syfy on Thursday night and somehow, miraculously, it managed to capture the national zeitgeist. Hollywood was a-Twitter about it. RELATED: 'Sharknado' creates a social media storm But anyone arriving late to the "Sharknado" party may be surprised/shocked/appalled to learn that the film, about a tornado of sharks terrorizing the citizens of Los Angeles, doesn't represent Syfy's first dive into these waters.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
"I could never be out of work playing villains," says Robert Davi, who plays James Bond's latest nemesis in "Licence to Kill." And indeed he hasn't. For 10 years, Davi has been up to no good in "Goonies," "Raw Deal," "Hill Street Blues" and "The Gangster Chronicles." Now, he may become everybody's favorite bad guy, as Franz Sanchez, the coolly lethal international drug king who turns Agent 007 into an off-duty vigilante in "Licence to Kill." Davi thinks this villain may make him a hero.
SPORTS
March 31, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Robert Davis spent a significant part of the last six weeks standing by himself in the middle of Camelback Ranch. Every now and then, the security guard at the Dodgers' spring training complex would tell overzealous autograph seekers that they had to stand behind the ropes along the dirt paths leading from the clubhouse to the practice fields. Sometimes he made small talk with other workers. But interspaced in these countless hours of tedium were memories of a lifetime.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Ordona is a freelance writer.
"I don't really like to fight," said Robert Davi, laughing. "I have this persona of a tough guy, but I didn't want to make a film that had that. I wanted to make something that had humor, heart and song." This from the man known for scores of hard-bitten cop and scary-scumbag roles in the likes of "License to Kill," "Profiler" and "Showgirls."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Sharknado. " It's on everyone's lips and Twitter feeds. "Sharknado. " The drive-in-quality TV movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid aired on Syfy on Thursday night and somehow, miraculously, it managed to capture the national zeitgeist. Hollywood was a-Twitter about it. RELATED: 'Sharknado' creates a social media storm But anyone arriving late to the "Sharknado" party may be surprised/shocked/appalled to learn that the film, about a tornado of sharks terrorizing the citizens of Los Angeles, doesn't represent Syfy's first dive into these waters.
NEWS
June 3, 1986 | United Press International
Rep. Robert W. Davis (R-Mich.) is recovering from a mild heart attack, a spokesman announced Monday, and is being treated in a Washington-area hospital. Davis, 53, who became ill Saturday, is expected to remain in the hospital for several days, the spokesman said.
SPORTS
March 10, 1993
The Long Beach Yacht Club's 29th Congressional Cup starting today features America's Cup veterans Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales, Chris Law of England, Bertrand Pace of France, Pedro Campos of Spain and Rod Davis of many countries. Davis, who grew up in Coronado on San Diego Bay, might be the first to sail for three nations.
NEWS
March 8, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early returns in the San Diego mayoral race showed that among 12 candidates to succeed Mayor Susan Golding, county Supervisor Ron Roberts and banker Peter Q. Davis appeared headed for a runoff. Golding is blocked by the city charter from seeking a third term. Golding, a Republican, did not endorse any candidate, although she is expected to make an endorsement before the November general election.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2008 | Robert Abele, Abele is a freelance writer.
Thanks to a sandpapery mug, beady-eyed stare and menacing baritone, actor Robert Davi has carved out a sturdy career in movies and television playing hard cases on one side of the law or the other. So it's pleasant to report that his directorial debut, "The Dukes," while not without problems, at least showcases a tenderness and lightness of spirit that starts with Davi's performance as Danny, a doo-wop singer struggling to make ends meet in an unforgiving world for oldies acts.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Ordona is a freelance writer.
"I don't really like to fight," said Robert Davi, laughing. "I have this persona of a tough guy, but I didn't want to make a film that had that. I wanted to make something that had humor, heart and song." This from the man known for scores of hard-bitten cop and scary-scumbag roles in the likes of "License to Kill," "Profiler" and "Showgirls."
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Robert Davis, a retired sixth-grade teacher at New Orleans' McDonogh Elementary School, had just finished a free meal of Salisbury steak, mixed vegetables and blueberry pie, served at the Doubletree Hotel here for people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. It was pleasant last Saturday night, he recalled, so he decided he would take an "evening constitutional" down Bourbon Street. His plan was to pick up a pack of Kool cigarettes and head back to the home of friends he was staying with here.
NEWS
March 8, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early returns in the San Diego mayoral race showed that among 12 candidates to succeed Mayor Susan Golding, county Supervisor Ron Roberts and banker Peter Q. Davis appeared headed for a runoff. Golding is blocked by the city charter from seeking a third term. Golding, a Republican, did not endorse any candidate, although she is expected to make an endorsement before the November general election.
HEALTH
May 18, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I knew that Robert Davi loved horseback riding and motorcycling and had a passion for boxing and kicking back with a cigar. What I didn't know was that the co-star of NBC's "Profiler," an hourlong crime drama on Saturday nights, has a singing voice--opera, no less. During our phone interview, I asked Davi, who's married and has two children, about how he was "discovered." Question: Is it true that you were overheard singing when you were in the eighth grade? Answer: Oh, yeah.
SPORTS
March 10, 1993
The Long Beach Yacht Club's 29th Congressional Cup starting today features America's Cup veterans Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales, Chris Law of England, Bertrand Pace of France, Pedro Campos of Spain and Rod Davis of many countries. Davis, who grew up in Coronado on San Diego Bay, might be the first to sail for three nations.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2008 | Robert Abele, Abele is a freelance writer.
Thanks to a sandpapery mug, beady-eyed stare and menacing baritone, actor Robert Davi has carved out a sturdy career in movies and television playing hard cases on one side of the law or the other. So it's pleasant to report that his directorial debut, "The Dukes," while not without problems, at least showcases a tenderness and lightness of spirit that starts with Davi's performance as Danny, a doo-wop singer struggling to make ends meet in an unforgiving world for oldies acts.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Robert Davis, a retired sixth-grade teacher at New Orleans' McDonogh Elementary School, had just finished a free meal of Salisbury steak, mixed vegetables and blueberry pie, served at the Doubletree Hotel here for people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. It was pleasant last Saturday night, he recalled, so he decided he would take an "evening constitutional" down Bourbon Street. His plan was to pick up a pack of Kool cigarettes and head back to the home of friends he was staying with here.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
"I could never be out of work playing villains," says Robert Davi, who plays James Bond's latest nemesis in "Licence to Kill." And indeed he hasn't. For 10 years, Davi has been up to no good in "Goonies," "Raw Deal," "Hill Street Blues" and "The Gangster Chronicles." Now, he may become everybody's favorite bad guy, as Franz Sanchez, the coolly lethal international drug king who turns Agent 007 into an off-duty vigilante in "Licence to Kill." Davi thinks this villain may make him a hero.
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